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Apraxia 101 Parent Seminar: What You Should Know – Brooklyn, NY

This event is on May 28, 2015 5:30pm

Polish and Slavic Center

176 Kent Street, 11222

About this Event


Thursday, May 28, 2015
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Polish & Slavic Center
Kent Street Auditorium
176 Kent Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

The Apraxia 101 Parent Seminar is designed to provide an overview of Childhood Apraxia of Speech specifically for parents and caregivers. Topics covered include:

  • Definitions, causes (etiology), and identification
  • Speech therapy types and treatment approaches
  • Co-occurring conditions
  • Prognosis and how children may be expected to do in the future
  • Tips for proactive parent advocacy
  • The latest updates on apraxia research
  • Questions and Answers

(Please note:  This seminar is exclusively for parents and caregivers.  While registration is free, each person planning to attend must register separately.)

Parents Register Here (free registration, parents only)

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5:30 Pm – 6:00 Pm – Light Refreshments

6:00 – 8:30 Pm – Seminar

8:30 – 9:00 Pm – Questions and Answers

Featured Speaker

Sharon Gretz, M.Ed.

Sharon Gretz, M.Ed., is the founder and Executive Director of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) and Apraxia-KIDS. She has her Master’s degree in Counseling and has completed all course work toward a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders.   In 2002, Ms. Gretz was honored by the National Council on Communicative Disorders/ASHA at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC when she was awarded the National Distinguished Service Award for her dedication to elevating national awareness and advocacy on behalf of children with CAS and their families.  In 2008 she was selected as a Community Champion by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette for her work related to children with apraxia.  Additionally, Sharon is the parent of a young adult son, who was diagnosed at the age of 3 years with severe apraxia of speech.